Category: Book Reviews

Christmas Ornaments for Book Lovers

Christmas Ornaments for Book Lovers

Stuck on what to give as a Christmas gift for somebody? Consider an ornament! Almost everybody, regardless of their religious persuasion, does some sort of decorating in December. In addition to being hung on trees at home, ornaments can be…

Unique Gifts for Book Lovers

Unique Gifts for Book Lovers

Book lovers — such as myself — are a bit of a weird breed. When we’re out in public and see a stranger reading, we try to get a glimpse of the title of the book (or often, in my…

Book Review — What Alice Forgot

Book Review What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

I really enjoyed the book Big Little Lies by Australian author Liane Moriarty, so I thought I should check out an earlier book by her, What Alice Forgot. While I was reading it, I thought I liked it a little…

Book Review — The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Book Review The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

There’s a difference, sometimes, between a “good book” and “a book I really enjoyed and couldn’t put down.” That’s how I felt about Diane Chamberlain’s The Silent Sister. It’s the story of Riley, a woman whose father has recently died,…

Book Review: South of Broad by Pat Conroy

South of Broad by Pat Conroy My rating: 2 of 5 stars {This review contains spoilers} First some background: I discovered Pat Conroy many years ago when I was assigned to read The Lords of Discipline for summer reading in…

Two Books That Inspired Me to Clean My Closet

Life changing magic of tidying up book by Marie Kondo

A couple nights ago I went out for pizza with my friend Ali, and she told me about a book she was reading called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up┬áby Marie Kondo.   Ali seemed really excited about the book.…

Book Review — “Second Life” by SJ Watson

Book review second life by sj watson

I loved SJ Watson’s first novel, Before I Go to Sleep. Well, okay, the ending was a little cheesy … and if you actually spent any time thinking about it, you would realize it was completely ridiculous. BUT it was…

Big Little Lies — Book Review

big little lies book review

Here’s an interesting paradox — I love to read, but it’s hard for me to find a novel that I really like. Maybe because I’m a writer myself, it’s easy for me to be bothered by little things things I…